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Get a taste for all ingredients that make up secure open source software (SOSS) and explore the latest trends at the intersection of AI and security, vulnerability management, and threat assessments. Join the sharpest minds in security as they dig into challenges and opportunities that create a recipe for success in making software more secure. Each episode is packed with valuable insight designed to foster collaboration and promote stronger security practices for the open source software on which we all depend.

Omkhar Arasaratnam

Omkhar Arasaratnam (Host)

Omkhar Arasaratnam is the General Manager of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). He is a veteran cybersecurity and technical risk management executive with more than 25 years of experience leading global organizations. Omkhar began his career as a strong supporter of open source software as a PPC64 maintainer for Gentoo and contributor to the Linux kernel, and that enthusiasm for OSS continues today. Before joining the OpenSSF, he led security and engineering organizations at financial and technology institutions, such as Google, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, TD Bank Group, and IBM. As a seasoned technology leader, he has revolutionized the effectiveness of secure software engineering, compliance, and cybersecurity controls. He is also an accomplished author and has led contributions to many international standards. Omkhar is also a NYU Cyber Fellow Advisory Council member and a Senior Fellow with the NYU Center for Cybersecurity where he guest lectures Applied Cryptography.


May 7, 2024 in Podcast

What’s in the SOSS? Podcast #3 – Mark Russinovich and AI’s Impact on Software Engineering and Open Source Software Security

In this episode, Omkhar talks to Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure. Mark oversees the technical strategy and architecture of Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Mark is also on the Governing…
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April 23, 2024 in Podcast

What’s in the SOSS? Podcast #2 – Christoph Kern and the Challenge of Keeping Google Secure

In this episode, Omkhar talks to Christoph Kern, Principal Software Engineer in Google’s Information Security Engineering organization. Christoph helps to keep Google’s products secure and users safe. His main focus…
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April 11, 2024 in Podcast

What’s in the SOSS? Podcast #1 – Vincent Danen and the Art of Vulnerability Management

In this episode, Omkhar talks to Vincent Danen, Vice President of Product Security at Red Hat, responsible for security and compliance activities for all Red Hat products and services. He’s…
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